Robert O. DeBolt; Nicholas DeMinco

Abstract: This report documents the assessment of FM subcarrier performance for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) applications in three areas of interest in the United States. These areas are: 1) The Interstate 95 corridor from Richmond, Virginia, to Portland, Maine; 2) The Midwest corridor from Gary, Indiana, to Chicago, Illinois, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, along Interstates 80, 90, and 94; and 3) The Atlanta, Georgia, Metropolitan Area. This study indicates that subcarrier systems of carefully chosen FM stations can provide good performance for ITS applications.

Keywords: FM subcarrier; Intelligent Transportation System; ITS; IVHS

For technical information concerning this report, contact:

Nicholas DeMinco
Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
(303) 497-3660

To request a reprint of this report, contact:

Lilli Segre, Publications Officer
Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
(303) 497-3572

Disclaimer: Certain commercial equipment, components, and software may be identified in this report to specify adequately the technical aspects of the reported results. In no case does such identification imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, nor does it imply that the equipment or software identified is necessarily the best available for the particular application or uses.

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